Newscast for January 3, 2012

Jan 3, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Columbia plans to spend $45 thousand on an outside review of its police department
  • Missouri lawmakers will be trying to plug a roughly $500 million gap in next year's budget when they convene their 2012 session on Wednesday
  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the annual number of traffic deaths in the state continues to decline
  • A handful of Missouri colleges and universities are playing a key role in a global effort to assess educational outcomes of students across international boundaries